Vocalist B.J. Thomas Diagnosed With Stage 4 Lung Cancer


Sadly, it has been confirmed that famed vocalist B.J. Thomas was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer. He is a Grammy Award-winning vocalist who is best known for the songs “Hooked on a Feeling” and “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head.”

The 78-year-old released a statement to share the sad news with his fans. B.J. is currently receiving treatment in Texas.


B.J. Thomas has stage four lung cancer

B.J. Thomas, portrait ca. 1980s / Everett Collection

B.J. wrote, “I just wanted to take this unique opportunity to share my gratitude to Gloria, my wonderful wife and my rock for over 53 years, my family, friends, and fans. I’m so blessed to have had the opportunity to record and perform beautiful songs in pop, country, and gospel music, and to share those wonderful songs and memories around the world with millions of you. I ask all of you for your prayers during this time and that my music can live on with you.”


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B.J. Thomas, performing at a live concert, circa late 1970s-early 1980s / Everett Collection

B.J. has won five Grammy Awards and is a Grammy Hall of Fame inductee. In addition, he released many gospel albums in the ’70s.

Wishing B.J. a full recovery!

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